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Writers (WGA):
John Pielmeier (teleplay)
Kim Edwards (novel)
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Release Date:
12 April 2008 (USA) See more »
A father separates his son from his twin sister at birth to prevent him and the mother from knowing she was born with Down syndrome. Based on the novel by Kim Edwards. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Emily Watson ... Caroline Gil

Dermot Mulroney ... Dr. David Henry
Hugh Thompson ... Al
Krystal Hope Nausbaum ... Phoebe

Rob Stewart

Gretchen Mol ... Norah Henry
Emma Colbert ... Phoebe 6 years

Tyler Stentiford ... Paul 13 years

Jamie Spilchuk ... Paul 18-22 years
Owen Pattison ... Paul 6 years
Gay Hauser ... Department Store Clerk
Bruce Murphy ... Checkout Clerk

Lita Llewellyn ... Ruby

Kerry McPherson ... Kay

Jeremy Akerman ... The Minister
Sandrine Lauzon ... Newborn Phoebe
Mark A. Owen ... Mover (as Mark Owen)
Don Ritchie ... Board President
David Christoffel ... Pete Warren
William Stordy ... Young David
Mary-Colin Chisholm ... David's Mother
Martha Irving ... Supervisor

Simon Henderson ... Billy
Dominique D'Arnell ... Little Girl (as Dominique D'Arnall)

David Gibson McLean ... Duke (as David McLean)
Shawn Duggan ... Doctor Sanders
Susan Leblanc-Crawford ... Lee

Molly Dunsworth ... Young Woman - 18 years
Brian Heighton ... Police Officer
Dylan Harman ... Robert

Catherine O'Connor ... Tabitha
Heather Blom ... Student Stage Manager

Directed by
Mick Jackson 
Writing credits
John Pielmeier (teleplay)

Kim Edwards (novel "The Memory Keeper's Daughter")

Produced by
Howard Braunstein .... executive producer
Michael Jaffe .... executive producer
Michael Mahoney .... producer
Original Music by
Daniel Licht 
Film Editing by
Lori Jane Coleman 
Casting by
Richard Hicks 
David Rubin 
Production Design by
Doug McCullough 
Art Direction by
Ann Bromley 
Set Decoration by
Brian Enman 
Costume Design by
Debra Hanson 
Makeup Department
Colleen Ryan .... key makeup artist
Joanne Stamp .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Valerie Halman .... production manager
Abby Gail Palanker .... post-production supervisor
Cynthia Stegner .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David McLennan .... first assistant director
Bruce Zwicker .... second assistant director
Art Department
Chris Brown .... property master
Brian Enman .... key set decorator
Morgan Gentle .... set dresser
Robert Grani .... lead set dresser
Raymond MacDonald .... set dresser
Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Mark Purcell .... sound recordist
Robert Webber .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Tony Kenny .... special effects coordinator
Lawrence Willett .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Derek Herr .... digital effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Betts .... best boy grip
Eric Emery .... dolly grip (as Eric Emery)
Michael Jackson .... grip
Ken Le Blanc .... gaffer
Forbes MacDonald .... camera operator
Eddy McInnis .... first assistant camera
Will Semple .... daily grip
Kelsey Smith .... steadicam operator: "b" camera
Andrew Stretch .... second camera assistant: "a" camera
Casting Department
John Buchan .... casting
Jason Knight .... casting: Canada
Jason Knight .... location casting
Noémi Westergard .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Barrett .... period cutter
Bethana Briffett .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Derek Herr .... on-line editor
Christine Seino .... assistant on-line editor
Meridith Sommers .... assistant editor
Heidi Tebo .... project manager: The Post Group
Paul Westerbeck .... final colorist
Music Department
Mark Bensi .... music editor
Mark Bensi .... music supervisor
Jonathan Licht .... composer: additional music
Joseph Trapanese .... orchestrator
Jonathan Beard .... assistant to composer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Kristin Arason .... driver: cast
Other crew
Rob Chapman .... production coordinator
Phil Hatcher .... location scout
Lynn Josephson Delaney .... assistant to executive producer
Micah Martin .... assistant location manager
Amanda Mason .... assistant to executive
John Shurko .... assistant production coordinator
Jason Van Houten .... location manager
Linda Hallett .... payroll accountant (uncredited)

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Continuity: When Phoebe is born David notices her defects. He mentions "mongoloid" babies, and they show a hand with deformed fingers as one of her defects. In all other shots with Phoebe she has normal hands.See more »
Nora Henry:[burning the pictures from the darkroom and referring to David] Bastard! That bastard!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008) (TV)See more »


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24 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Loved it!, 12 April 2008
Author: secret0009 from Trinidad

I am always happy when books i read turn out to be made into movies. IT makes me feel special..because i know everything that is supposed to happen.

I only learn about this movie last week Saturday when much to my surprise, a sideline ad said "The memory keeper's daughter Saturday @ 9". Of course i had to see it, and i waited and waited and finally i saw it tonight.

I haven't read the book since the first time i did which was sometime in the ending of 2006 to the beginning of 2007. I may not be clear on the exact movements of the characters but i get the gist and to me, it was a good movie. Phoebe's character was well play, but it would have been nice to see someone else play the older phoebe. Paul's character at age 18, wasn't exactly the image i thought Paul would look like but he became cuter at 22.

The book was good and this movie was equal to it, for me at least. I'm happy it came out, and honestly for a lifetime movie, i thought it was great. There was a few minor set backs, but it was a good movie!

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